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Jan 27, 2021

Jan 27, 2021
COVID testing

Cases drop in main global pandemic hot spots but surge elsewhere

In other developments, 70 countries have now detected the B117 variant, and more nations have also reported the 501Y.V2 and P.1 variants.

Jul 22, 2020

Jul 22, 2020
COVID-19 fever scan

Global COVID-19 total tops 15 million cases

In the past day, the US, Brazil, and India reported more than 143,000 new cases combined.

Jun 01, 2020

Jun 01, 2020
Pineapple seller wearing mask

COVID-19 outbreaks surge in Central, South America

The WHO issues new COVID-19-related guidance on noncommunicable disease and mass gatherings.

Dec 16, 2019

Dec 16, 2019

Samoa extends measles emergency

In other updates, measles cases are on the rise in the Americas, but showed another decline in Europe.

Apr 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016
Molecules

Molecular Zika study finds possible target for tests, drugs

Electrostatic differences in a key protein might explain how Zika virus infects human cells.

Jan 20, 2012

Oct 13, 2010

Oct 13, 2010

H3N2 a player in early Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – More signals suggest the Southern Hemisphere's flu season is winding down, while activity is low at the start of the Northern Hemisphere's flu season, except in China, which is seeing moderate H3N2 circulation.

Apr 09, 2010

Apr 09, 2010

WHO: Some African, tropical regions show more H1N1

(CIDRAP News) – Though pandemic flu activity stayed stable in most parts of the world, Chile is reporting new detections of the pandemic virus in at least three regions in advance of the start of its flu season, with other hot spots occurring in Bangladesh and parts of Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

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